Given the coordinates of the endpoints of a line segment, we can easily find the coordinates of the midpoint of the line segment.

The x-coordinate of the midpoint will be the **mean average** of the x-coordinates of each endpoint.

The y-coordinate of the midpoint will be the **mean average** of the y-coordinates of each endpoint.

**Example**

Find the coordinates of the midpoint of the line segment whose endpoints are at (-4, -3) and (2, 4)

**Answer**

The average of -4 and 2 is (-4 + 2) ÷ 2 = -2 ÷ 2 = -1

The average of -3 and 4 is (-3 + 4) ÷ 2 = 1 ÷ 2 = 0.5

So the midpoint of the line segment with endpoints at (-4, -3) and (2, 4) is at **(-1, 0.5)**

This is shown in the diagram below.

The most tricky part of it is making sure that you don't get muddled with your negative numbers.

Want a bit more help with this before you begin? Why not watch this short video?